From the first time I heard about a technique where you could let your film sit in developer for an hour (or longer in some cases) that yielded usable negatives I knew I wanted to try it. It couldn’t be simpler, really. My method for one roll is:
- Mix 500ml water at 20C with 5ml of Adonal (this gives me my 1:100 ratio) and set it aside.
- Start my timer for 1 hour and pour 400ml (my tank requires 375ml for a single roll) of water (at 20c) into the tank and let it soak for a couple of minutes then drain.
- Pour the 500ml of Adonal mix into the tank then give it three inversions. I tap it on the counter twice to dislodge any air bubbles that may have developed on the film. Then I set it on the kitchen counter.
- At the half-hour mark I give three inversions, tap on the counter twice, and return the tank to the counter.
- At the end of the hour I dump the tank, rinse for 6-7 minutes.
- Fix for four minutes normally.
- Rinse for a couple of minutes in photo flo.
Here are two images that resulted from the above technique.
I am quite pleased with the results from this roll and am sure that each successive roll will get even better as I refine my method. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and as always I’m open to any an all comments.